In 1977, Allen Cunningham was born in Riverside, California. He wanted to be an engineer, and so he went to college at the UCLA. There he began to play poker seriously. He was quite a perspective player, and won many times in local Indian casino, which tempted him to miss school and to spend hours playing poker. For the first time he participated in the professional tournament circuit when he was 21 years old, which appeared to be rather difficult.
When Allen Cunningham was 22, he achieved his first success, won “Best All Around Player” at the Bicycle casino’s Legend of Poker.
He perfected his skills, playing with ever-increasing success. Not long ago, he received the championship title for the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP). He played in the No-Limit Hold’em with a deposit amounted to $ 1,500.
In general, he has won three WSOP bracelets, two of them he has won in the 2001 Seven Card Stud Event and the 2002 Deuce to Seven No Limit Event. He has either reached the final table of the WSOP three times. In 2004, he won the Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Championship with a contribution of $5000 in No Limit Hold’em poker.
Allen Cunningham is Not the Best
But in spite of the fact that Allen Cunningham is not the most famous professional player, he is rather pleased among other poker players. John Juanda and Daniel Negreanu are his friends and associates, who voted him “Best Player under 35”. Many people suppose him to be a man who does not like to show off, as once he refused a request made by Toyota, which wanted him to act in a TV show as the best ESPN 2005 Toyota WSOP player of the year. He is quite nice and calm person, who earns his leaving playing professional poker.
For more than 10 years Cunningham has been playing poker professionally. He doesn’t play aggressively, but he calculates perfectly as well as controles. All his games he considers seriously and analytically, which makes Cunningham’s opponents beware of him. He supposes control to be the most important poker player’s skill, which must not be confused or underestimated.
When he is not participating in a tournament, he may gamble. He likes playing mostly in No-Limit Hold’em, $300-$600 Mixed Games and Pot-Limit Omaha. Online he plays for the Full Tilt Poker team and is known on the web sites as “Friend of FTP”.